Frequently Asked Questions
- May I show up without previously getting a free ticket online via the NAVCC Open House registration page?
Yes, however only those who have previously reserved tickets online via the NAVCC Open House registration page are guaranteed to participate in a tour. Walk-ins will be accommodated IF there are spaces available on tours which may mean having to wait a few hours. If spaces are available staff will take your attendance via sign-in sheet.
If you missed registration and would only like to view lobby demonstrations, informational screenings and the Packard Campus reflecting pond, you are welcome to walk-in; however, check-in will still be required by NAVCC Staff upon entry.
- Am I required to wear a mask?
At this time face coverings are not required at the Packard Campus due to Culpeper County COVID-19 status being at a “medium” community spread level. Health and Safety Protocols are followed by guidance received from the Library of Congress as it pertains to Culpeper County COVID-19 pandemic status. If the status fluctuates to high, safety and health guidance will be sent out to attendees prior to the Open House event.
- Is photography allowed?
Photography is allowed; however visitors may not use mono-, bi- or tripods or selfie-sticks.
- What are the building hours?
Columbus Day is a federal holiday and the building is open to visitors and staff alike from 9:45am to 2:30pm. This means that those taking the 10:00am tour are only going to be allowed in 15 minutes before their tour begins and those taking the 1:30pm tour will have to exit as soon as their tour is completed.
- I use a walker and have additional family members that will be taking the tour with me. Can we all take the same tour?
Yes. If you require the use of an elevator or move at a slower pace then we invite you to sign-up for the 1:00pm tour. You and any accompanying guests should all get tickets for the same tour time so that you will remain grouped together.